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Governor Rock Lookout Tower and Picnic Area

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No2 Creek Track, Percydale VIC 3478

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  • Lookout tower with spectacular views
  • Part of the Percydale Goldfields Heritage Tour
  • Picnic tables
  • Wood fire BBQ
  • Bushwalking
  • Birdwatching
The Governor Rock Lookout Tower and Picnic Area is located on the No2 Creek Track in Percydale. The track is suitable for 2wd vehicles but runs alongside a sharp drop off, so drive carefully.

There's a small parking area beside the road next to the picnic area. The picnic area is nestled in a little clearing in the bush with a steep drop beside it offering interesting views. There's a picnic table, another table with no seats, and a small wood fire barbecue. It is a peaceful spot with lots of birds singing in the surrounding bush.

A walking track heads off from the picnic area to the lookout tower, a tall platform with steel steps and railing which offers spectacular views of hills, bushland and farmland.

If you continue along the walking track it will meet up again with No2 Creek Track, and you can follow the road back up to the picnic area.

Along the No2 Creek Track on your way back to the picnic area you will find Governor Rock, a platform-like rock extending out over the cliff beside the road. Sir Rohan Delacombe, Governor of Victoria, stood on this rock on the 4th December 1964, on his visit to commemorate the centenary of Avoca Shire.

This walk is part of the Percydale Goldfields Heritage Tour. Also included on the Heritage Tour are: Governor Rock and Daly's Cottage.

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  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
  • There are many great places throughout the Goldfields that offer gorgeous, panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.


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